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Tue, 05/04/2021 — The last day to experience the Spencer Museum of Art’s current exhibitions is May 16. Public hours are extended for the next two weeks to accommodate more visitors: 1-8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Visitors...

Mon, 05/03/2021 — Once described as “the richest bachelor in Chicago,” Robert Allerton was a gay man who in 1922 began a romance with a student 26 years his junior named John Gregg. To hide this risky relationship, they began referring to each other as father...

Mon, 05/03/2021 — Four outstanding University of Kansas undergraduates are representing KU in the Astronaut Scholarship program.  The six surviving members of the Mercury 7 mission founded the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation in 1984 as a means to encourage...

Mon, 05/03/2021 — The University of Kansas invites news media to cover the university’s 148th and 149th Commencement ceremonies. To provide the best and safest commencement experience for graduates and guests, there will be three ceremonies for the Class of...

Mon, 05/03/2021 — Twenty-five new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on April 30 at a ceremony held in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium. Officer Joshua Westerfield of the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks,

Mon, 05/03/2021 — Like much of society, college athletics were thrown into disarray by the COVID-19 pandemic. While student athletes were suddenly prevented from competing, training or seeing as much of their teammates and coaches, those who perceived they were...

Mon, 05/03/2021 — The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced that it will livestream the fourth and final installment of its afternoon series inspired by the “Voices from the Big First, 1961-1968” exhibition at 3 p.m. May 11 on...

Fri, 04/30/2021 — LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas student took home the top prize at the 2021 Yale Hindi Debate competition on April 9. Sydney Pritchard, a sophomore in linguistics from Lawrence, earned the win in the “Non-native, Non-heritage category” at the event, which draws students from colleges including Yale, Notre Dame, Harvard, UCLA and other top universities. The second-year Hindi student was coached and guided by Patrica Sabarwal, a lecturer in Hindi in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, and Angela Anthony, Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA). Pritchard is the first Jayhawk to finish at the top since Srishti Sharma placed first in the “

Fri, 04/30/2021 — Three University of Kansas School of Law alumni will receive the law school’s highest alumni honor, the Distinguished Alumni Award, this year. The award celebrates graduates for their professional achievements, contributions to the legal field...

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Fri, 04/30/2021 — The University of Kansas has awarded 13 students with honors that recognize community engagement, leadership and academics. Campanile Award Issued by the Board of Class Officers, the Campanile Award is given to a single graduating senior who...

Fri, 04/30/2021 — LAWRENCE – Mike Rozinsky will bring more than 20 years of experience and knowledge in conflict resolution and organizational development to the University of Kansas Ombuds Office, where he will serve as associate ombuds starting this month. He will work on a part-time basis each week to support the office by meeting remotely with campus constituents. “Mike’s experience and expertise in alternative dispute resolution, facilitation, mediation and coaching will complement and expand the capacities of the Ombuds Office,” said Ada Emmett, acting university ombuds. The University Ombuds Office offers confidential, independent, informal and impartial spaces to the KU

Thu, 04/29/2021 — Department of Design students represented the University of Kansas at the 2021 National Student Show design competition and brought home the Best School Award, along with multiple individual honors. The winners were announced during a virtual...

Thu, 04/29/2021 — For thousands of years during the last ice age, generations of maritime migrants paddled skin boats eastward across shallow ocean waters from Asia to present-day Alaska. They voyaged from island to island and ultimately to shore, surviving on...

Thu, 04/29/2021 — Through a series of 20 short scenes and songs, "Changemakers" shares stories inspired by community leaders, activists and front line workers who have fought for change. This collaborative work, written by commissioned playwrights working...

Thu, 04/29/2021 — LAWRENCE – By creating an online trilingual dictionary with a grant from Humanities Kansas to the local Centro Hispano, applicants hope to help descendants of immigrants from the Mexican state of Guerrero preserve their heritage and maybe even speak to their grandparents back home in the indigenous language Meꞌphaa. That is Philip Duncan’s hope, anyway. The University of Kansas assistant teaching professor of linguistics serves as project director for the newly announced $3,500 grant titled “Preserving the Meꞌphaa Language in Kansas: A Collaborative Online Dictionary.” Duncan is one of several collaborators on the project, which also includes Eutropia Rodriguez,

Thu, 04/29/2021 — The School of Education & Human Sciences at the University of Kansas will host the 14th annual Strategies for Educational Improvement Summer Conference for the region’s PK-12 educators as a virtual multisession series. This year’s...

Thu, 04/29/2021 — Like all research activity, field studies have required adaptation during the past year. University of Kansas student researchers have welcomed the chance to work outdoors but have made adjustments with social distancing, driving separate...

Wed, 04/28/2021 — LAWRENCE – Given that he finished his new book on the former president’s rhetoric last summer, long before the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Robin Rowland seems prescient warning of the threat of authoritarianism arising from the nationalist populism of Donald Trump. Rowland also correctly predicted that, in the short term, at least, American institutions would not permit an anti-democratic putsch, even as he now allows that the events of Jan. 6 came closer to doing so than he expected. In the longer term, the University of Kansas professor of communication studies warns of the danger of creeping authoritarianism. With recent efforts to limit voting

Wed, 04/28/2021 — College students across the country struggle with a vicious cycle: Test anxiety triggers poor sleep, which in turn reduces performance on the tests that caused the anxiety in the first place. New research from the University of Kansas just...

Wed, 04/28/2021 — Computer science students at the University of Kansas will test their skills throughout the remainder of the semester with a series of races using self-driving model cars developed by Amazon Web Services. The students in Andrew Williams'...


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